Help/advice On New Computer.

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  1. Ultimo

    Ultimo Well-Known Member

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    My computer is actually rubbish. I'm looking for a new one. I've been looking for a while and, I'm in a price range of about £150-£225 (That's around $300-$450). So is THIS good for my money (Link may not work, if not, say so and I'll pic it.)? It's £224.99 altogether, here's the specs. I'm probably gonna use it for gaming/photoshop purposes, the games aren't very high specs to run (512mb+ RAM, 1.5+Ghz CPU, nVidia Geforce 3 or higher/equivalent)

    Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E4500
    RAM Memory 2048 MB
    Hard Disk Capacity 250 GB
    Graphics Memory 256mb MB
    Graphics Description nVidia GeForce 8400 GS
    Sound Card Onboard
    No of USB connections 6
    No of PCI Slots 3 No. of Firewire Connections 1
    Keyboard YES
    Mouse YES
    Software Titles Included Works 8.5

    I don't really wanna buy seperate stuff, I know it's cheaper, but I've never changed anything before so I'd probably mess it up and I don't know where anything is in a computer :tongue:
     
  2. White B O I

    White B O I Well-Known Member

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    try getting at least a 512mb video card :D
     
  3. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    the card is rubbish and it's not due to lack of vRAM it's due to lack of sheer processing power

    try for at least an 8600/9500 preferably an 8800

    most everything else looks alrgiht
     
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    Leetsauce Well-Known Member

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    an 8800 would use half of his budget in the uk haha
     
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    I'd say, save your money. Sell your old PC if you have to, as the 8400 is absolutely crap.
     
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    This? Would I have to change anything on the computer to make this work, and how/where do you put it in <_<
     
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    I'm not exactly sure about what things are worth in Pounds, but if it's ~3 times NZ$, then I'd say don't buy that. The 640 and 320mb variants of the 8800GTS are old. I'd say look at an 8800GT or 9600GT.
     
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    why not just get a EVGA GeForce GTX 280 FTW :D
     

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